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The main character is a delinquent feared in the whole region. He tried to start a new peaceful life full of love instead of blood but his past immediately catches up to him and reveals his true identity to everyone in the class. He meets a girl in trouble and decides to revert to his old self just to save her.... except she doesn't really need saving, beats him up and calls him weak!. He fell in love with this "flower that blooms in the battlefield" and decided to try to join the karate club (she's the captain) just to get close to her... but things aren't that easy....


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Hanaza Sky
Hanza Sky

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c.33 by Hellstone no Fansub over 2 years ago
c.32 by Hellstone no Fansub over 2 years ago
c.31 by Hellstone no Fansub over 2 years ago
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13 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (185 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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November 5th 2017, 6:42am PST



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Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

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Not great   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ohkimch
March 14th, 2018, 11:10am
The main characters are not very likable. Banba is probably the most likable character, and he's just a supporting senpai.

Hanza is...well, he doesn't really inspire animosity, but he doesn't have very many admirable traits either. He's just extremely determined and full of athletic potential, which are basically shounen staples. It's sort of annoying that what drives him to try to leave his deliquent past behind is nothing more than hormones. As the norm in manga, the parents/family are nonentities, so they're not factored in his decisions.

And yeah, he has talent for karate, but how his actions in the past affected those around him is never even addressed. That's all in the past (as in excised from character history) because he's crushing on a girl and going to learn organized combat skills to impress her.

He is relentlessly persistent, to be redundant, and I guess that's a positive for shounen heroes. Nothing ever seems to "get him down", in all manners of speaking.

The female lead character is unlikable. Which is disappointing especially because she had such potential as an exceptionally physically strong female lead, with combat skills, a strong sense of justice, and a backbone. Unfortunately, this is all poisoned by her constantly jumping to conclusions, refusing to listen to what others are saying, and sticking to her monochromatic views on Right/Wrong despite her erroneous judgments. She is egotistical, self-righteous, arrogant, myopic, bull-headed, and not very bright.

I'm going to be honest and say that if she were a male senpai, and Hanza was not cushing on her, her actions wouldn't be out of the norm. She'd be a Strict Senpai (who learns the MC isn't that bad) if she were male, and she wouldn't be hated so much by readers.

It's a shame.

The series as a fighting manga does get better from about chapter 17, when the actual matches begin and the mangaka stops emphasizing Hanza's crush on Fujiki, but before's all a bit "eh".

I'd rec Full Contact and Green Boy(manhwa) as better "boy gets stronger mainly to impress girl" martial arts series, but neither have particularly strong/outspoken/more-than-a-trophy female leads.

This series does have decent art, though. Significantly better than Full Contact.

All Rounder Meguru does the whole Female Lead who Fights thing much, much, much better, though. Even History's Greatest Disciple with it's ridiculous body proportions and ecchi does a better job in that field.

All in all, not the worst I've read, but very far (miles away) from being the best.

Edit: story goes from being 3 or 4/10 to being a decent 6 or 7 once the mangaka drops the "romance", and focuses on karate, the team, and character growth.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2018, 2:24pm
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Seems like a good manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
May 8th, 2012, 8:58pm
I feel like the manga could get better later on. The current chapter(20) still hasn't shown much. The current chapters so far is that the main character is training for a practice match against another school and he is currently finished the fight in the practice match. I feel like the most exciting thing about this manga hasn't been shown yet so my rating could increase if it gets better.

Overall its a good manga that could get better later on.
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Not bad   
Rating: N/A
by Mattz
January 31st, 2011, 8:19pm
To counteract the negative portrayal by KLGChaos, I want to say I really like the two protagonists.

The male lead is a rough and tumble delinquent who finally found something he's passionate about. He's a strong, funny kid who seems to be honest and loyal. Can't see how that's unlikable.

The female protagonist, though, is rather unlikable. She's being a total b*tch towards our hero. Yet you can somewhat understand it. Delinquents are troublemakers with a bad reputation. And she's a strong willed and stubborn person with a strong moral sense, who jumped to an extrapolated conclusion.

It's gonna be a rough start, but I imagine the strength of character of the main character will shine through. If anything, it's a rather unique and refreshing start to what might turn out to be a typical martial arts shounen.
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Not bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by KLGChaos
December 20th, 2010, 11:50am
Started reading this. It's not bad, but not great either. Reminds me of a messed up version of HSDK, but with leads (both male and female) that are really unlikable. Gonna have to see where it goes to make a more solid judgment.
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